3D & Creative Flower Embroidery with Lorna Bateman in Tuscany, 7th - 14th May 2024

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3D & Creative Flower Embroidery with Lorna Bateman in Tuscany, 7th - 14th May 2024

Join Lorna Bateman for a wonderful Embroidery Holiday in the Lucca, Tuscany.

We would like to welcome embroiderers of all levels to the Tuscan hotel, Villa Cheli at the foot of the Pisan hills from the 7th – 14th May 2024 for a week of stitching in Tuscany.

Lorna will be providing 30 hours of tuition over 5 days split between 3-hour morning and afternoon sessions. With Lorna’s teaching experience she will be able to guide you through the class and provide you with the necessary techniques to complete your chosen project.

Classes are held in a beautiful open-plan studio complete with natural light, worktables, magnifying lamps and air conditioning. Along with its 18th century styling Villa Cheli boasts an beautiful outdoor pool to relax in after a hard day of stitching.

Joining like-minded stitchers can bring groups together and make friendships for life as well as the opportunity to learn and share techniques from each other in addition to the teacher.

The fantastic Italian chefs at Villa Cheli will create dishes suited to each class taking into consideration any dietary requests. Using local, seasonal produce, when possible, menus designed to excite the palate and give a taste of the local cuisine.

Nadine & Mark will be on hand throughout the booking process and your stay to provide you with any assistance they can. From assisting with airport transfers and packing advice prior to your trip to help with dietary needs or lost luggage once you arrive.

During the week there is one day set aside for an excursion day to Pisa, where an exciting, guided city tour and has been booked. After this 2-hour tour the rest of the day is yours to explore the iconic city and Tower.

Book your place now and don't miss out on the opportunity of an unforgettable stitching holiday in the Tuscan Hills.
We can't wait to welcome you the Creative Experiences.



About The Host

Lorna Bateman

Lorna Bateman

I have been teaching for over 30 years now in related fields of 3-dimensional and textured hand embroidery and have designed my own range of kits for 20 years.  I work full-time as an embroidery teacher and designer and have done so since 1989.

I enjoy working with a variety of threads and silk ribbons to achieve a raised and textured effect in my work. I love experimenting with a number of different embroidery techniques, including ribbon embroidery, stumpwork, crazy patchwork, painting on fabric, canvaswork and applique. I am passionate about colour and about nature and often use flowers and landscapes as sources of inspiration.

I have lived in the UK for the past 19 years, having originated from South Africa. My teaching has taken me all over the UK, South Africa, Russia, France and the USA.

I have had my work featured and published in a numbers of publications, including Stitch (UK) and  Australian Inspirations, amongst many others. I have appeared on Justhands-On-TV and also on Hochanda craft channel. My book, Embroidered Country Gardens, was published in July of 2019 and released in French in 2020.

Teaching is my passion! My goal is to try and encourage people to try as many different forms of embroidery as possible, using a kit as an aid to move onto working and experimenting with their own designs. I love working with beginners and reaping the rewards of their enjoyment.


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